newspostuser --> To, but what about Reply-To?
ken at oceana.com
Thu Feb 5 16:12:33 EST 2004
+archive.info-cyrus at utdallas.edu wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Feb 2004, Ken Murchison wrote:
>>I *believe* the logic that Larry and I worked out was that there might
>>already be a Reply-To header (if a message was sent to a person and CC'd
>>to a newsgroup for instance), so we thought it would be safer to just
>>create or add to any existing To header.
> I see. Maybe which header is used could be a simple config toggle?
>>I might be able to be convinced otherwise. Maybe you can have multiple
>>addresses in a Reply-To, I'll have to look.
> Well, thought I'd do a little browsing through RFC 2822. This is
> what I found:
> 3.6.2. Originator fields
> In either case, an optional reply-to field MAY also be
> included, which contains the field name "Reply-To" and a
> comma-separated list of one or more addresses.
> reply-to = "Reply-To:" address-list CRLF
> The originator fields also provide the information required when
> replying to a message. When the "Reply-To:" field is present, it
> indicates the mailbox(es) to which the author of the message suggests
> that replies be sent.
> So, at least according to that doc, sounds like an address list
> is valid. I have to admit I don't recall ever seeing it used that
> way, though. Perhaps further indication it would be safest as a
> config toggle?
Thanks for looking this up. I'll change it locally and test it with
Mozilla and Outlook (and possibly Pine).
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